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New City Publishes Article on Porter Case...

More than a decade after Anthony Porter was released from prison and Alstory Simon was convicted, a Chicago media outlet finally publishes an article explaining this vast wrongful conviction scam....

By Martin Preib  Wrongful conviction settlements are big business, but they are not always sensible.

Chicago settles millions of dollars in cases where convicted offenders claim they were wrongfully convicted. For a number of law firms, suing the city over wrongful convictions has become a kind of cottage industry. Inmates claim they were tortured and coerced into confessing. The offenders are freed from prison. Attorneys quickly initiate civil lawsuits against the city. Many people assume that a settlement signifies the police were culpable and had something to hide. 

But this is not the truth in several key wrongful conviction cases, none more so than the Anthony Porter case, a double murder in 1982 in Washington Park on the South Side. “I got accused of certain things I didn’t do,” says Charles Salvatore, a lead detective in the Porter case. “I got accused of being this ringleader in a great conspiracy to frame Anthony Porter. I got accused of not having probable cause. I got accused of intimidating witnesses and I got accused of physical abuse, and I didn’t do any of this.” - See more at: http://newcity.com/2014/02/20/crossing-lines-whats-wrong-with-the-wrongful-conviction-movement/#sthash.peOa2O8r.pF01v26W.dpuf

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